Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast

CureVac disappoints in COVID vaccine trial

After a slew of wildly successful vaccine trials, this week marked a more underwhelming result....

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Communities, COVID and credit: the state of science collaborations

The pros and pitfalls of collaboration, with insights from researchers and beyond. This...

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Coronapod: Counting the cost of long COVID

The global burden of COVID-19 has predominantly been measured using metrics like case numbers,...

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Google AI beats humans at designing computer chips

An AI that designs computer chips in hours, and zooming in on DNA’s complex 3D structures....

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Coronapod: Uncertainty and the COVID 'lab-leak' theory

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been allegations that SARS-CoV-2 could have...

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On the origin of numbers

The cross-discipline effort to work our how ancient humans learned to count. In this...

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New hope for vaccine against a devastating livestock disease

A vaccine candidate for a neglected tropical disease, and calls to extend the 14-day limit on...

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Audio long-read: How harmful are microplastics?

Pervasive plastic specks are of great concern to scientists – but are they really harmful?...

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The 'zombie' fires that keep burning under snow-covered forests

Smouldering fires lay dormant before bursting back into flame in spring. In this episode:...

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Coronapod: The variant blamed for India's catastrophic second wave

Over the past few weeks, India has been experiencing a devastating second wave of COVID-19,...

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The brain implant that turns thoughts into text

A new neural interface lets people type with their mind, and a crafting journey into materials...

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Coronapod: Waiving vaccine patents and coronavirus genome data disputes

In surprise news this week, the US government announced its support for waiving patent...

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Oldest African burial site uncovers Stone Age relationship with death

The earliest evidence of deliberate human burial in Africa, and a metal-free rechargeable...

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Coronapod special: The inequality at the heart of the pandemic

For more than a century, public health researchers have demonstrated how poverty and...

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What fruit flies could teach scientists about brain imaging

Ultra-precise measurements connect brain activity and energy use in individual fruit-fly neurons....

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Audio long-read: How drugmakers can be better prepared for the next pandemic

Despite warnings, and a number of close calls, drugmakers failed to develop and stockpile drugs...

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Coronapod: Kids and COVID vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs continue, attentions are turning to one group: children. While...

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Meet the inflatable, origami-inspired structures

The self-supporting structures that snap into place, and how a ban on fossil-fuel funding could...

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Coronapod: could COVID vaccines cause blood clots? Here\'s what the science says

Reports of rare and unusual blood clots have resulted in several vaccine roll outs being paused...

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The sanitation crisis making rural America ill

The lack of adequate sanitation in parts of the rural US, and physicists reassess muons’...

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